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Xotic PC Asus G752VY Notebook Review

Allen Ngo, 01/26/2016

Vapor cooler. After recently checking out the "entry-level" configuration with the G752VT, it's now time to move up to the G752VY with Asus' vaunted vapor cooling solution. Is this really a revolution for notebooks or just another empty marketing term?

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Note: We reviewed a configuration from Xotic PC U.S. There can be differences compared to original manufacturer models in respect of the integrated components (memory, RAM, CPU, GPU, etc.) as well as their configurations. Components may have been overclocked. As a result, there can also be differences in terms of performance, emissions, and battery runtimes. The visual appearance of the devices can differ as well.

The recent ROG G752VT with GTX 970M retails for roughly $1800 USD while this G752VY SKU starts at $2500 USD with the GTX 980M and the same Intel i7-6700HQ CPU. The huge price discrepancy cannot be solely due to the GPU, of course. Instead, this particular G752VY SKU boasts vapor chamber cooling to set it apart from the lower-end G752 SKUs. The cooling technology can be found on enthusiast-level desktop graphics cards and Asus is one of the first major manufacturers to successfully incorporate it onto a consumer notebook.

We recommend checking out our existing G752VT review page for more information on the chassis, connectivity features, display, and input devices of the G752 series in general. This review update will instead focus on the performance of the G752VY and any notable differences between it and the G752VT.

Asus G752VY-RH71 (G752 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M - 4096 MB, Core: 1038 MHz, Memory: 5310 MHz, 361.43
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4, 1300 MHz, Dual-Channel, 14-14-14-25
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, ID: LG Philips LGD04E8, Name: LP173WF-SPF3, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel CM236 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe, 512 GB 
, Secondary: 1 TB HGST HTS721010A9E630 HDD
Soundcard
Nvidia GM204 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm microphone, line-in, earphones, Card Reader: SD reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
SlimtypeDVD A DA8A6SH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 48.2 x 426.7 x 332.7 ( = 1.9 x 16.8 x 13.1 in)
Battery
67 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 180 W
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo + Subwoofer, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Cable tie, warranty card, Quick Start guide, ROG Gaming Center, Asus GiftBox, ROG MacroKey, ROG Game First III , 12 Months Warranty
Weight
4.504 kg ( = 158.87 oz / 9.93 pounds), Power Supply: 726 g ( = 25.61 oz / 1.6 pounds)
Price
3500 USD

 

Case

The jump to vapor cooling from the more traditional G752VT has added an immense amount of weight to the notebook. Whereas the G752VT just barely cracks 4 kg, the G752VY is nearly half a kilogram heavier and almost 10 pounds in weight. This makes the notebook one of the heaviest 17-inch gaming solutions around as even the Eurocom Sky DLX7 or Asus' own GX700 are "only" 4.3 kg and 3.9 kg, respectively. The massive 18.4-inch MSI GT80 is still a couple hundred grams heavier than our Asus for those who are keeping count.

Another consequence of integrating the vapor chamber is that the G752VY is actually thicker than the G752VT around the rear (42.9 mm vs. 48.2 mm) while maintaining the same length and width. The design of the rear ventilation has also been made more colorful with brighter orange LEDs to further separate the vapor cooler editions from the standard G752 SKUs.

The chassis is otherwise identical in construction and quality to the G752VT. Xotic PC applies its own customized airtight matte cover to protect the brushed aluminum surface underneath.

Connectivity

No changes have been made to available ports or port placement. We would have liked to see more full-size USB ports considering the size and price of the notebook. The competing MSI GT72S offers six USB ports compared to four on our Asus.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: Earphones, Microphone, Line-in, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen. 2 + Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.0, 1x Mini Displayport, 1x HDMI, 1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
Right: Earphones, Microphone, Line-in, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen. 2 + Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.0, 1x Mini Displayport, 1x HDMI, 1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: Kensington Lock, 2x USB 3.0, Optical drive, SD reader
Left: Kensington Lock, 2x USB 3.0, Optical drive, SD reader

Maintenance

Users have easy access to the M.2 slots, 2.5-inch SATA bay, and 2x SODIMM slots. Direct access to other core components of the motherboard will require further user-unfriendly disassembly, which shouldn't surprise most ROG fans. Note that the small window to the left of the SODIMM slots is now showing a thicker copper cooler compared to the same window on the G752VT.

Warranty

Xotic PC offers the standard 12-month warranty for all accessories including the AC adapter and any customized components. Meanwhile, Asus will cover OEM components for 24 months and the internal battery for only 6 months. Any customized configurations must go through Xotic PC first for diagnosis.

Display

The G752 series is limited to 1080p G-Sync with no touchscreen or higher resolution options. Like our previous G752VT test unit, the G752VY is better calibrated out-of-the-box than the ThinkPad P70, MSI WT72, and even the GX700. Clevo and Eurocom continue to have better panels with deeper colors and higher resolutions to better appeal to both gamers and professionals.

Backlight bleeding is again present on our G752 for a second time and is most noticeable around the corners and right edge. Fortunately, the effect is minor enough to be difficult to notice unless if in a darkened room.

Very slight backlight bleeding
Very slight backlight bleeding
Matte subpixel array
Matte subpixel array
331.8
cd/m²
338.7
cd/m²
322.5
cd/m²
334.4
cd/m²
346.8
cd/m²
321.4
cd/m²
325.1
cd/m²
336.6
cd/m²
314.5
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro Basic 2
Maximum: 346.8 cd/m² Average: 330.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 346.8 cd/m²
Contrast: 882:1 (Black: 0.393 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.72 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 2.93 | - Ø
85.2% sRGB (Argyll) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.23
Asus G752VY-RH71
17.3, 1920x1080
Asus G752VT
17.3, 1920x1080
Asus GX700
17.3, 1920x1080
Eurocom Sky DLX7
17.3, 3840x2160
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
17.3, 1920x1080
Lenovo ThinkPad P70
17.3, 3840x2160
MSI WT72-6QM
17.3, 1920x1080
Response Times
17%
19%
-2%
-21%
0%
5%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42.8
30.4
29%
37
14%
45
-5%
51.6
-21%
44
-3%
42
2%
Response Time Black / White *
28.4
27.2
4%
22
23%
28
1%
34.4
-21%
27.6
3%
26
8%
PWM Frequency
228
86
Screen
2%
-18%
4%
4%
-7%
-21%
Brightness
330
339
3%
319
-3%
314
-5%
332
1%
341
3%
298
-10%
Brightness Distribution
91
89
-2%
93
2%
81
-11%
90
-1%
85
-7%
94
3%
Black Level *
0.393
0.366
7%
0.34
13%
0.4
-2%
0.304
23%
0.4
-2%
0.46
-17%
Contrast
882
976
11%
976
11%
810
-8%
1150
30%
913
4%
659
-25%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.72
3.69
1%
5.35
-44%
4.57
-23%
3.99
-7%
3.8
-2%
5.77
-55%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.93
3.05
-4%
6.45
-120%
2.81
4%
3.34
-14%
6.09
-108%
4.87
-66%
Gamma
2.23 108%
2.21 109%
2.34 103%
2.43 99%
2.23 108%
2.3 104%
1.99 121%
CCT
6525 100%
6164 105%
7048 92%
6313 103%
6111 106%
6332 103%
7363 88%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
55
-2%
56
0%
88
57%
55.8
0%
76.01
36%
56.04
0%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
85.2
84
-1%
85
0%
100
17%
84.8
0%
99.97
17%
85.27
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
10% / 5%
1% / -10%
1% / 3%
-9% / -1%
-4% / -6%
-8% / -16%

* ... smaller is better

Color coverage is approximately 85 percent and 56 percent of sRGB and AdobeRGB, respectively. The underlying LG Philips LP173WF-SPF3 panel is also found on the Asus GX700 and Lenovo Y700, so the gamuts between the three notebooks are an almost perfect match.

vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. Asus GX700
vs. Asus GX700
vs. Lenovo Y700 17ISK
vs. Lenovo Y700 17ISK
Discussion

The identical LG Philips panel naturally lends itself to nearly the same color profile and grayscale measurements as found on our G752VT test unit. If anything, these retests confirm our previous results with Orange colors being the least accurate and an overall imperfect sRGB coverage.

Response time measurements are again nearly identical in Black-White transitions. Grayscale measurements, however, are less consistent and slower this time around at a combined 42.8 ms compared to 30.4 ms on the G752VT.

Grayscale pre-calibration
Grayscale pre-calibration
Saturation Sweeps pre-calibration
Saturation Sweeps pre-calibration
ColorChecker pre-calibration
ColorChecker pre-calibration
Grayscale post calibration
Grayscale post calibration
Saturation Sweeps post calibration
Saturation Sweeps post calibration
ColorChecker post calibration
ColorChecker post calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.4 ms rise
↘ 24 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 65 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (27.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 26.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 250 (maximum) ms. » 55 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (42.3 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 59 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 441 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 10420) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is better than average due to the matte IPS panel, wide IPS viewing angles, and relatively bright backlight. Of course, the notebook was not designed for extended use outdoors.

Outdoors on overcast day
Outdoors on overcast day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz for a single core
Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz for a single core

Our test unit is equipped with the same Core i7-6700HQ CPU as our G752VT. Users willing to spend even more on the G752VY can opt for the higher-end SKU with the overclockable Core i7-6820HK. Perhaps more notably, this "ultimate" configuration is equipped with a GTX 980M with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM compared to just 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM in our lower-end G752VY test model. It's a bit disappointing to see Asus cut corners like this and to trim VRAM by as much as half.

Optimus is not included with the notebook, so the integrated HD 530 GPU cannot be used. LatencyMon shows recurring spikes every few minutes or so even with wireless disabled.

Processor

Raw CPU performance according to CineBench is essentially identical to the i7-5700HQ Broadwell core in the MSI GE62 and is 6 percent and 12 percent faster in single-threaded and multi-threaded applications, respectively, than the older i7-4720HQ Haswell core in the Eurocom Shark 4. The i7-4940MX, otherwise known as the fastest consumer-based quad-core Haswell CPU for mobile, outperforms the i7-6700HQ while operating at a higher TDP (45 W vs. 57 W). The desktop i7-6700K is even faster still, though the i7-6700HQ is more than sufficient for modern games.

More details and benchmarks on the i7-6700HQ can be found on our dedicated CPU page here.

CineBench R10 32-bit
CineBench R10 32-bit
CineBench R11.5 64-bit
CineBench R11.5 64-bit
CineBench R15
CineBench R15
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
144 Points ∼78%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
177 Points ∼96% +23%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
173 Points ∼94% +20%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
157 Points ∼85% +9%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
144 Points ∼78% 0%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
136 Points ∼74% -6%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
681 Points ∼41%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
878 Points ∼53% +29%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
875 Points ∼53% +28%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
708 Points ∼43% +4%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
719 Points ∼43% +6%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
596 Points ∼36% -12%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
8624 Points ∼95%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
7696 Points ∼85%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
7318 Points ∼81%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
6849 Points ∼76%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
34593 Points ∼85%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
26547 Points ∼65%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
28180 Points ∼69%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
23386 Points ∼57%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
1.64 Points ∼6%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
1.97 Points ∼7% +20%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
1.95 Points ∼7% +19%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
1.77 Points ∼7% +8%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1.68 Points ∼6% +2%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
1.59 Points ∼6% -3%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
7.51 Points ∼10%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
9.7 Points ∼13% +29%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
9.55 Points ∼13% +27%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
7.64 Points ∼11% +2%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
7.96 Points ∼11% +6%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
6.45 Points ∼9% -14%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - --- (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
550.196 Seconds * ∼2%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
463.766 Seconds * ∼2% +16%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
491.477 Seconds * ∼2% +11%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
573.691 Seconds * ∼3% -4%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
545.423 Seconds * ∼2% +1%
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
229.64 s * ∼3%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
178.009 s * ∼2% +22%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
218.553 s * ∼3% +5%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
206.294 s * ∼2% +10%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
246.964 s * ∼3% -8%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
9176 Points ∼69%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
11761 Points ∼88% +28%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
11113 Points ∼83% +21%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
9402 Points ∼71% +2%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
9143 Points ∼69% 0%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
7504 Points ∼56% -18%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
9790 Points ∼59%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
12868 Points ∼78% +31%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
12782 Points ∼77% +31%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
9870 Points ∼60% +1%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
11488 Points ∼70% +17%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
9011 Points ∼55% -8%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Physics (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
6863 Points ∼17%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
9302 Points ∼24% +36%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
9260 Points ∼23% +35%
Eurocom X8
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4940MX, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB mSATA
7082 Points ∼18% +3%
MSI GE62 2QC-468XPL
GeForce GTX 960M, 5700HQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
8285 Points ∼21% +21%
Eurocom Shark 4
GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
6150 Points ∼16% -10%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7694
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
20476
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5488
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
61.96 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
7.51 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.64 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
100.86 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
681 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
144 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks rank our G752VY within just a few percentage points of competing models including the MSI GT72S and Eurocom Sky DLX7. Subjectively, OS navigation is fast and without any hiccups. We experienced no boot up or wake-from-sleep issues like we did on our previous GT72S and Y700 test units.

PCMark 7
PCMark 7
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Creative Accelerated
PCMark 8 Creative Accelerated
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
6362 Points ∼79%
MSI GT72S 6QF
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Micron M600 MTFDDAV128MBF NVMe (RAID 0)
7163 Points ∼89% +13%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
6881 Points ∼86% +8%
Asus G752VT
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV128
6343 Points ∼79% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
5954 Points ∼74% -6%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
5535 Points ∼90%
MSI GT72S 6QF
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Micron M600 MTFDDAV128MBF NVMe (RAID 0)
5462 Points ∼89% -1%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
4639 Points ∼76% -16%
Asus G752VT
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV128
5392 Points ∼88% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
5044 Points ∼82% -9%
Creative Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
7127 Points ∼83%
MSI GT72S 6QF
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Micron M600 MTFDDAV128MBF NVMe (RAID 0)
7625 Points ∼89% +7%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
7517 Points ∼88% +5%
Asus G752VT
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV128
5715 Points ∼67% -20%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
4762 Points ∼56% -33%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
5026 Points ∼89%
MSI GT72S 6QF
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Micron M600 MTFDDAV128MBF NVMe (RAID 0)
5149 Points ∼91% +2%
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
4578 Points ∼81% -9%
Asus G752VT
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV128
4614 Points ∼81% -8%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
3848 Points ∼68% -23%
PCMark 7 Score
6362 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5026 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
7127 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5535 points
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Storage Devices

Users can equip up to three internal storage drives on the G752, which is fewer than on the GT72S or Eurocom DLX7. Furthermore, there is no RAID support despite carrying two M.2 slots, so systems with dual NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 can outperform our test model.

Our unit uses a primary 512 GB Samsung 950 SSD M.2 card and a secondary 1 TB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 HDD. Sequential read and write rates are exactly where we expect an NVMe SSD to be at roughly 2000 MB/s and 1500 MB/s, respectively. It's no surprise that the system runs laps around less expensive models like the Lenovo Y700 where storage drives are limited to SATA III transfer rates.

Meanwhile, the secondary 7200 RPM drive returns a very good transfer rate of just over 106 MB/s according to HD Tune. Access times are still average at 16 ms.

See our growing table of HDDs and SSDs for more benchmarks and comparisons.

AS SSD Primary SSD
AS SSD Primary SSD
CDM Primary SSD
CDM Primary SSD
CDM Secondary HDD
CDM Secondary HDD
HD Tune Secondary HDD
HD Tune Secondary HDD
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 8 Storage
 
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
Eurocom Sky DLX7
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700K, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
Lenovo ThinkPad P70
Quadro M3000M, 6820HQ, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
MSI WT72-6QJ
Quadro M2000M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB
AS SSD
62%
22%
-68%
-58%
-53%
Copy Game MB/s
551.18
1596.6
190%
1180.76
114%
232.59
-58%
355.39
-36%
Copy Program MB/s
325.13
786.75
142%
559.08
72%
164.86
-49%
246.19
-24%
Copy ISO MB/s
856.43
2474.33
189%
1538.93
80%
255.94
-70%
388.96
-55%
Score Total
2705
3655
35%
2681
-1%
842
-69%
1012
-63%
1092
-60%
Score Write
650
1120
72%
644
-1%
222
-66%
384
-41%
426
-34%
Score Read
1376
1689
23%
1538
12%
414
-70%
412
-70%
434
-68%
Access Time Write *
0.03
0.031
-3%
0.026
13%
0.043
-43%
0.056
-87%
0.037
-23%
Access Time Read *
0.034
0.035
-3%
0.03
12%
0.09
-165%
0.069
-103%
0.07
-106%
4K-64 Write
383.61
748.19
95%
353.96
-8%
123.61
-68%
255.54
-33%
288.76
-25%
4K-64 Read
1119.1
1345.94
20%
1113.08
-1%
329.27
-71%
341.67
-69%
347.38
-69%
4K Write
120.92
119.63
-1%
142.54
18%
83.79
-31%
82.69
-32%
88.59
-27%
4K Read
46.1
46.43
1%
48.55
5%
34.03
-26%
22.61
-51%
34.15
-26%
Seq Write
1459.02
2524.75
73%
1475.51
1%
146.32
-90%
458.15
-69%
490.57
-66%
Seq Read
2108.86
2963.6
41%
1961.74
-7%
502.99
-76%
477.84
-77%
520.01
-75%

* ... smaller is better

GPU Performance

3DMark ranks our G752VY GPU consistently ahead of our similarly equipped Acer Predator 15 by nearly 10 percent in all cases. This is due to memory overclocking from reseller Xotic PC as our GPU RAM is listed at 5310 MHz compared to 5010 MHz on standard GTX 980M systems. The base core clock rate, however, remains untouched at 1038 MHz.

Systems with GTX 980M SLI GPUs are still significantly faster than our single GPU setup by 50 to 80 percent or more depending on the benchmark. Our GX700 and its GTX 980 is roughly 30 percent faster than our GTX 980M SKU.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
13581 Points ∼27%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ, 4x Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (RAID 0)
21901 Points ∼43% +61%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
17864 Points ∼35% +32%
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B256
12238 Points ∼24% -10%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
9615 Points ∼19% -29%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
5237 Points ∼10% -61%
Lenovo Y700-15ACZ
Radeon R9 M385X, FX-8800P, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
5520 Points ∼11% -59%
1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
12056 Points ∼48%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ, 4x Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (RAID 0)
17081 Points ∼67% +42%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
15462 Points ∼61% +28%
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B256
10977 Points ∼43% -9%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
9297 Points ∼37% -23%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
5598 Points ∼22% -54%
Lenovo Y700-15ACZ
Radeon R9 M385X, FX-8800P, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
4350 Points ∼17% -64%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
2426 Points ∼24%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
3172 Points ∼31% +31%
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B256
2228 Points ∼22% -8%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
1622 Points ∼16% -33%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
974 Points ∼10% -60%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
4904 Points ∼36%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
3460 Points ∼26% -29%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
2012 Points ∼15% -59%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
10489 Points ∼27%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ, 4x Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (RAID 0)
19121 Points ∼49% +82%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
13382 Points ∼34% +28%
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B256
9576 Points ∼24% -9%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
7335 Points ∼19% -30%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
4318 Points ∼11% -59%
Lenovo Y700-15ACZ
Radeon R9 M385X, FX-8800P, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
3469 Points ∼9% -67%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
8914 Points ∼38%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ, 4x Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (RAID 0)
13703 Points ∼59% +54%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
11440 Points ∼49% +28%
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B256
8306 Points ∼36% -7%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
6489 Points ∼28% -27%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
4016 Points ∼17% -55%
Lenovo Y700-15ACZ
Radeon R9 M385X, FX-8800P, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
2982 Points ∼13% -67%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
68545 Points ∼42%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ, 4x Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (RAID 0)
127465 Points ∼78% +86%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
87753 Points ∼54% +28%
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B256
65241 Points ∼40% -5%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
46213 Points ∼28% -33%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
30055 Points ∼18% -56%
Lenovo Y700-15ACZ
Radeon R9 M385X, FX-8800P, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
22670 Points ∼14% -67%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
22869 Points ∼62%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ, 4x Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (RAID 0)
27977 Points ∼76% +22%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
30430 Points ∼83% +33%
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B256
22733 Points ∼62% -1%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
20458 Points ∼56% -11%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
17447 Points ∼47% -24%
Lenovo Y700-15ACZ
Radeon R9 M385X, FX-8800P, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-24HWST1
8890 Points ∼24% -61%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
126496 Points ∼64%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ, 4x Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NU (RAID 0)
155449 Points ∼79% +23%
Asus GX700
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK, 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL (RAID 0)
179732 Points ∼91% +42%
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-74ZV
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Lite-On CV1-8B256
88214 Points ∼45% -30%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
52842 Points ∼27% -58%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
83108 Points ∼42% -34%
3DMark 11 Performance
12056 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
126496 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
22869 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8914 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
4666 points
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Gaming Performance

Users will be able to play most if not all games on maximum settings at a relatively stable 60 FPS even for the most demanding of titles. The findings are unsurprising and is shared between other notebooks that pair a "low" 1080p display with a GTX 980M GPU. Nonetheless, results are consistently ahead of the GTX 980M in our Medion Erazer barebone due to the aforementioned overclock on our test unit.

More benchmarks and comparisons on the GTX 980M can be found on our dedicated GPU page here.

Fallout 4
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
68.1 fps ∼87%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
78 fps ∼100% +15%
Medion Erazer X7843-MD9957
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
60.6 fps ∼78% -11%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
42.4 fps ∼54% -38%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
35.2 (min: 28) fps ∼45% -48%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
25 fps ∼32% -63%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
79.5 fps ∼82%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
96.6 fps ∼100% +22%
Medion Erazer X7843-MD9957
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
73.9 fps ∼77% -7%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
52.9 fps ∼55% -33%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
43.1 (min: 35) fps ∼45% -46%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
30.6 fps ∼32% -62%
Sleeping Dogs
1920x1080 Extreme Preset AA:Extreme (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
62.8 fps ∼100%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
45 fps ∼72% -28%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
24.3 fps ∼39% -61%
1366x768 High Preset AA:High (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
146.7 fps ∼100%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
123.5 fps ∼84% -16%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
92.7 fps ∼63% -37%
Guild Wars 2
1920x1080 All Maximum / On AA:FX (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
56.4 fps ∼100%
1366x768 Best Appearance Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
64.9 fps ∼100%
Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
123.6 fps ∼78%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
159 fps ∼100% +29%
Medion Erazer X7843-MD9957
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
115.1 fps ∼72% -7%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
86.7 fps ∼55% -30%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
67 (min: 54) fps ∼42% -46%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
53.5 fps ∼34% -57%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
264 fps ∼78%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
338.1 fps ∼100% +28%
Medion Erazer X7843-MD9957
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
249.2 fps ∼74% -6%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
185.4 fps ∼55% -30%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
140 (min: 113) fps ∼41% -47%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
114.6 fps ∼34% -57%
BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF) (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
94.9 fps ∼78%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
121.4 fps ∼100% +28%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
71.8 fps ∼59% -24%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
55 (min: 9) fps ∼45% -42%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
45.9 fps ∼38% -52%
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
175.8 fps ∼78%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
226.7 fps ∼100% +29%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
146.8 fps ∼65% -16%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
127 fps ∼56% -28%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
121.7 fps ∼54% -31%
Metro: Last Light
1920x1080 Very High (DX11) AF:16x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
74.1 fps ∼80%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
92.3 fps ∼100% +25%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
53.6 fps ∼58% -28%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
42 (min: 7) fps ∼46% -43%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
31.5 fps ∼34% -57%
1366x768 High (DX11) AF:16x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
123.1 fps ∼86%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
143.7 fps ∼100% +17%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
93.8 fps ∼65% -24%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
76 fps ∼53% -38%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
59.4 fps ∼41% -52%
Thief
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
67.9 fps ∼80%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
84.8 fps ∼100% +25%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
46.5 fps ∼55% -32%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
37.5 (min: 28) fps ∼44% -45%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
28.1 fps ∼33% -59%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FXAA & Low SS AF:4x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
107.6 fps ∼92%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
116.8 fps ∼100% +9%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
73 fps ∼63% -32%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
62.5 fps ∼54% -42%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
55.6 fps ∼48% -48%
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
1920x1080 Ultra Preset (HD Package) (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
76.2 fps ∼83%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
91.4 fps ∼100% +20%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
35.4 fps ∼39% -54%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
32.8 fps ∼36% -57%
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
98.3 fps ∼81%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
120.9 fps ∼100% +23%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
53.2 fps ∼44% -46%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
43.5 fps ∼36% -56%
Batman: Arkham Knight
1920x1080 High / On AA:SM AF:16x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
55 fps ∼82%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
67 fps ∼100% +22%
Medion Erazer X7843-MD9957
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
49 fps ∼73% -11%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
23 fps ∼34% -58%
1920x1080 High / On (Interactive Smoke & Paper Debris Off) AA:SM AF:8x (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
80 fps ∼79%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
101 fps ∼100% +26%
Medion Erazer X7843-MD9957
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
77 fps ∼76% -4%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
59 fps ∼58% -26%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
34 fps ∼34% -57%
Metal Gear Solid V
1920x1080 Extra High / On (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
60 fps ∼100%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
60 fps ∼100% 0%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
59.1 fps ∼99% -1%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
49.6 fps ∼83% -17%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
39.2 fps ∼65% -35%
1920x1080 High / On (sort by value)
Asus G752VY-RH71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
60 fps ∼100%
Schenker XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700, Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
60 fps ∼100% 0%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
59.9 fps ∼100% 0%
MSI GE72 965M Ti
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
59.9 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
59.3 fps ∼99% -1%
low med. high ultra
Sleeping Dogs (2012) 146.762.8fps
Guild Wars 2 (2012) 64.956.4fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 264123.6fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 175.894.9fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 123.174.1fps
Thief (2014) 107.667.9fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 98.376.2fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 8055fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 6060fps
Fallout 4 (2015) 79.568.1fps

Stress Test

We stress the notebook with unrealistically high loads to put the vapor cooler chamber to the test. Are the results any better than on the G752VT?

The answer is a resounding yes with lower CPU temperatures across the board and an almost equivalent GPU temperature despite using the faster (and factory overclocked) GTX 980M. Whereas the i7-6700HQ stabilizes at just under 90 C in our G752VT test unit under extreme stress, the same processor stabilizes at around 77 C in our G752VY under the same conditions without any imposed throttling.

Running on batteries will reduce the benefits of GPU Boost and limit memory clock to 800 MHz according to GPU-Z. A 3DMark 11 run on battery power will return Physics and GPU scores of 9099 points and 10157 points, respectively, compared to 9176 points and 13581 points when connected to mains.

Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
FurMark stress
FurMark stress
Maximum stress
Maximum stress
Unigine Heaven stress
Unigine Heaven stress
Stable Clock Rates and Temperatures Under Stress

CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (C) Average GPU Temperature (C)

Prime95 Stress

3.1 -- ~51 --

FurMark Stress

-- 911 -- ~69

Prime95 + FurMark Stress

3.0 899 ~77 ~71

Unigine Heaven Stress

3.1+ 1201 61 - 66 ~69

Unigine Heaven Stress (Battery Power)

3.1+ 1025 - 1088 ~55 - 60 ~60

Emissions

System Noise

The dual system fans are always active on the G752 even when idling at a recorded 33.5 dB(A). Fan noise remains at this base state when browsing or performing light-medium loads.

Running games will bump fan noise up to the 37 dB(A) to 47 dB(A) range before finally settling at a more constant 40.3 dB(A). This is louder than on both the G752VT and MSI GT72S and is about the same as the Eurocom DLX7 and Lenovo Ideapad Y700. Maximum load with both Prime95 and FurMark will cause fan noise to hover at around 45 dB(A). Thus, while the vapor cooler leads to lower overall core temperatures, fan noise is not necessarily any quieter as a result.

We should note that our test unit emitted an electronic whine that was very noticeable, though this eventually went away after a few hours. This was not present on our G752VT unit and may be specific to either our test unit only or all SKUs equipped with the vapor chamber cooler.

Fan noise (Gray: background, Red: System idle, Blue: Unigine Heaven, Green: Prime95+FurMark)
Fan noise (Gray: background, Red: System idle, Blue: Unigine Heaven, Green: Prime95+FurMark)
Speakers on maximum volume (Pink: Pink noise, Gray: White noise)
Speakers on maximum volume (Pink: Pink noise, Gray: White noise)
Asus G752VY-RH71Asus G752VTAsus GX700Eurocom Sky DLX7Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
Noise
2%
-10%
2%
5%
-5%
Idle Minimum *
33.4
32.9
1%
33
1%
31.9
4%
28
16%
30.6
8%
Idle Average *
33.5
33
1%
35
-4%
32
4%
28.1
16%
31
7%
Idle Maximum *
33.5
33.1
1%
42
-25%
34
-1%
31.5
6%
50.4
-50%
Load Average *
40.3
36.2
10%
46
-14%
39
3%
40.6
-1%
35
13%
Load Maximum *
45.1
45.8
-2%
48
-6%
44.5
1%
51
-13%
46
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
33.4 / 33.5 / 33.5 dB(A)
Load
40.3 / 45.1 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   BK Precision 732A (15 cm distance)

Temperature

Are surface temperatures any warmer than on the G752VT? The hot spots on the G752VY are indeed a couple of degrees warmer compared to its lesser equipped SKU, though the unit is still very cool on average especially for a gaming notebook. When under extreme processing loads, we were able to measure a maximum of just over 40 C on the bottom corners. Heat development is very concentrated in order to keep the palm rests and WASD keys cool for comfortable gaming.

In comparison, the Eurocom Sky DLX7 and MSI GT72S can become as warm as 50 C and 57 C, respectively, under similar testing conditions. Even the much weaker and thinner 17-inch Lenovo Ideapad Y700 is warmer than the G752VY on average.

Maximum load (Top)
Maximum load (Top)
Maximum load (Bottom)
Maximum load (Bottom)
Max. Load
 28.6 °C38.2 °C35.2 °C 
 22 °C34 °C28.2 °C 
 20.2 °C23.4 °C24.4 °C 
Maximum: 38.2 °C
Average: 28.2 °C
40.2 °C30.2 °C40.2 °C
24 °C34.2 °C22.8 °C
22.6 °C21.6 °C22.6 °C
Maximum: 40.2 °C
Average: 28.7 °C
Power Supply (max.)  44.4 °C | Room Temperature 19 °C | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer

Battery Life

Runtimes on the G752VY are very good considering the size of the notebook, the non-removable and lower battery capacity compared to other 17-inch competitors, and the demanding hardware within. Our results show the notebook outlasting even the less powerful G752VT, although this discrepancy could have been due to a variety of other factors including automatic updates or passive background applications on our older test unit. Battery life is still better than the GX700, Eurocom Sky DLX7, and MSI GT72S despite their denser battery packs.

Maximum runtime (Reader's Test)
Maximum runtime (Reader's Test)
Minimum runtime (Classic Test)
Minimum runtime (Classic Test)
WLAN test
WLAN test
Asus G752VY-RH71
67 Wh
Asus G752VT
67 Wh
Eurocom Sky DLX7
82 Wh
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
60 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad P70
96 Wh
Asus GX700
93 Wh
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
83 Wh
Battery Runtime
-30%
-39%
39%
13%
-29%
-29%
Reader / Idle
368
230
-37%
157
-57%
688
87%
464
26%
201
-45%
261
-29%
Load
100
72
-28%
83
-17%
91
-9%
64
-36%
88
-12%
71
-29%
WiFi
WiFi v1.3
241
183
-24%
140
-42%
334
39%
361
50%
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
6h 08min
WiFi Surfing v1.3
4h 01min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 40min

Pro

+ quiet for a gaming notebook
+ vapor chamber cooling shows potential for higher configuration levels
+ relatively low core temperatures when under load

Cons

- heavy at almost 10 pounds with a thicker build
- fans are not necessarily any quieter from using the vapor cooler
- GTX 980M with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM instead of 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
- more difficult maintenance
- costly

Verdict

In review: Asus G752VY. Test model provided by Xotic PC.
In review: Asus G752VY. Test model provided by Xotic PC.

Even from our short time with the G752VY, it's clear that the vapor chamber was designed for enthusiasts and configurations even more powerful than our i7-6700HQ and GTX 980M. Temperatures on the G752VY are about the same if not lower than on the lesser-equipped G752VT despite the overclocked GPU inside. Fan noise, however, is not necessarily any quieter. It would have been excellent to have even higher SKU options with desktop-class CPUs and a GTX 980 GPU like the Eurocom DLX7 since the vapor chamber editions are powerful enough for higher heat dissipation.

The major downsides to the vapor chamber are the thicker height and massive weight that it adds to the notebook. Otherwise, our nitpicking on the G752VT still applies here including the user-unfriendly maintenance and lack of NVMe RAID 0 support, both of which are common on competing flagship gaming models. The fact that direct access to the motherboard is largely off limits may put off hardcore users who prefer the accessibility of Clevo or MSI designs instead.

The G752VY and its dense vapor chamber cooling makes sense for very high configuration levels with the intent to overclock. Otherwise, the added weight and thickness are overkill when standard heat pipes and fans can do the job sufficiently at stock speeds.

Asus G752VY-RH71 - 02/24/2016 v5
Allen Ngo

Chassis
82 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
88%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
66 / 81 → 82%
Weight
44 / 66 → 61%
Battery
75%
Display
89%
Games Performance
92%
Application Performance
96%
Temperature
94 / 95 → 98%
Noise
80 / 90 → 89%
Audio
86%
Average
81%
87%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2016-01-26 (Update: 2016-06-29)